I’m 75 years old. I’ve been using the U.S. Postal Service for at least 65 years. I have literally mailed millions of pieces of mail.
The newspapers I ran used the mail for rural delivery – and this time of year people used to ask for their hometown paper to be mailed to them when they were on extended vacations.
For a period of time I worked for a publication that mailed 50,000 pieces weekly! Yes, I was a junk mailer desguised as a periodical publisher.
I am a friggin’ expert in the U.S. Mail!
I needed to mail some documents. Yeah, that alone would indicate my stupidity. But it was a requirement for a medical study I’m doing. No email.
I didn’t have an envelope and didn’t know the weight so I went to one of those strip mall shipping joints. Or Ship Mall Stripping Joints.
The ones that will ship using any carrier, along with selling you wind chimes, porcelain dolls, and bird feeders, etc.
The clerk just should have said “Hi Honey, You’re Looking Stupid Today.”
I told her I needed an envelope for the papers and wanted to mail it USPS first class.
Her: You’ll need an envelope.
Her: And address it too please Honey.
Her: You want a tracking number?
Her: How do you want to mail it Honey?
Me: First Class
Her: You don’t need to address it, the computer will do it.
Me: mmmm hmmmm
Her: What is your name?
And then she finished. And I guess it’s in the mail.
$3.38 best deal ever!